Workshop programme

Monday, November 27, 2023
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

The Emerald Book First Edition 2019 reprint 2023

  • Date: 27 November 2023 
  • Time: 9.00 – 12:30 UK time 
  • Price: 450 GBP, electronic publications are included in the workshop price
  • Language: English


The training outlines the differences of the Emerald Book in relation to the FIDIC most used Yellow Book.
The course explains the innovative aspects of this contract, namely: 

  • the mechanism for risk allocation in view of the ‘ground risk’;
  • the responsibilities of the parties, the Contract Price and Time for Completion adjustment provisions related to Unforeseeable ground conditions; 
  • the use of the provisions related to the management of ground risk.

During the 2023 International Contract Users’ Conference in London, FIDIC will launch a reprint of the Emerald Book following the 2022 reprint of the Red, Yellow and Silver Books and also launch the new Emerald Book Guide.  This workshop will give attendees an exclusive opportunity to learn about the improvements and amendments made in the 2023 reprint of the Emerald Book and highlight the benefits of the new Guide.


  • A sound knowledge of the FIDIC Emerald Book clauses and their practical application, with risk allocation and time / Price adjustment mechanism
  • Recognising the benefits to use it for projects with major underground works
  • Understanding how to apply it, considering its complexity
  • Learning the changes in the 2023 reprint of the 2019 Emerald Book.

Planned contract publications included in the workshop:

  • Electronic copy of the Emerald reprint 2023
  • Emerald Book Guide 2023


Thursday, November 30, 2023
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Date: 30 November 2023
  • Time: 09:00 – 16:30 UK time 
  • Price: 750 GBP
  • Language: English


This one-day Claims training workshop will cover the claims clauses and the dispute resolution provisions under the FIDIC Conditions of Contract, 2017 Edition, with 2022 amendments. The sessions will be fully interactive, will include practical examples, case studies and conclude with a mock DAAB hearing on the subject of the termination of a contract.

Planned contract publications included in the workshop (electronic versions):

  • Construction Contract 2nd Ed (2017 Red Book, Reprinted 2022 with amendments)
  • Plant and Design-Build Contract 2nd Ed (2017 Yellow Book Reprinted 2022 with amendments)
Time Zone: (UTC+01:00) London, Edinburgh [Change Time Zone]